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    Say cheese! “In a world where I deny myself chocolate and custard and white bread and ghee and butter and puri, I find solace in cheese. And now they’re asking me to give that up too! Pasteurised or unpasteurised, I couldn’t care less. I like my cheese on the upper rack at the supermarket—where I can reach for it easily.”—Shahana Ahmed, 29, Mumbai
  • Yowoto pregnant woman holding wine glass with red wine
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    Hey, it’s an important ingredient! “I’m not a monster! Of course I don’t drink! But some risottos and a few pastas…you can’t avoid a dash of wine or a splash of vodka in them, can you? It’s possible that I accidentally knock off the bottle once in a while and a little extra wine finds its way in my food… But I don’t drink. At all.”—Karuna Gaikwad, 27, Pune
  • Yowoto pregnant women sleeping sideways
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    Some sleep is better than no sleep, right? “The day my gynaec said it was time to stop sleeping on my tummy, I stayed awake all night lying ramrod straight in bed. Now I allow myself a few minutes of sleeping on the tummy each night, just until I’m drowsy enough to fall asleep. I’m ready to see the imprint of rumpled sheets on my baby’s head when it’s born!”—Vidhi Chandhok, 31, Chandigarh
  • Yowoto woman holding up hair as moustache
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    I can’t sport a bigger moustache than him! “Waxing is too painful. And shaving on my face will scar me forever. So I used bleach. Once. Yes, I read those books too that warn you against all the chemicals that you shouldn’t be using during your pregnancy, but I couldn’t walk around with a moustache bigger than my husband’s at the Naval Ball, could I?”—Prerna Chaddha, 27, Delhi
  • Yowoto piece of meat with peppers and lemon slice
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    I can’t go against our culture… “I’m Bengali! You can’t take fish away from a Bengali! My baby’s got Bengali blood. It has fish, Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray woven in its DNA!”—Mishthi Das, 26, Kolkata
  • Yowoto black tea with lemon
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    Once you go black, you can’t go back “YOU try puking your guts out first thing in the morning AND doing away with your shot of caffeine in the morning, then we’ll talk. I like mine black. And strong. Sorry, we’re still talking about coffee, right?"—Divya Karani, 32, Dubai


  • Yowoto italian meal with 5 pasta dishes
    Jupiterimages/Comstock/Thinkstock
    1/6
    Say cheese!: “In a world where I deny myself chocolate and custard and white bread and ghee and butter and puri, I find solace in cheese. And now they’re asking me to give that up too! Pasteurised or unpasteurised, I couldn’t care less. I like my cheese on the upper rack at the supermarket—where I can reach for it easily.”—Shahana Ahmed, 29, Mumbai
  • Yowoto pregnant woman holding wine glass with red wine
    Hemera/Thinkstock
    2/6
    Hey, it’s an important ingredient!: “I’m not a monster! Of course I don’t drink! But some risottos and a few pastas…you can’t avoid a dash of wine or a splash of vodka in them, can you? It’s possible that I accidentally knock off the bottle once in a while and a little extra wine finds its way in my food… But I don’t drink. At all.”—Karuna Gaikwad, 27, Pune
  • Yowoto pregnant women sleeping sideways
    iStockphoto/Thinkstock
    3/6
    Some sleep is better than no sleep, right?: “The day my gynaec said it was time to stop sleeping on my tummy, I stayed awake all night lying ramrod straight in bed. Now I allow myself a few minutes of sleeping on the tummy each night, just until I’m drowsy enough to fall asleep. I’m ready to see the imprint of rumpled sheets on my baby’s head when it’s born!”—Vidhi Chandhok, 31, Chandigarh
  • Yowoto woman holding up hair as moustache
    iStockphoto/Thinkstock
    4/6
    I can’t sport a bigger moustache than him!: “Waxing is too painful. And shaving on my face will scar me forever. So I used bleach. Once. Yes, I read those books too that warn you against all the chemicals that you shouldn’t be using during your pregnancy, but I couldn’t walk around with a moustache bigger than my husband’s at the Naval Ball, could I?”—Prerna Chaddha, 27, Delhi
  • Yowoto piece of meat with peppers and lemon slice
    Jacek Chabraszewski/iStock/Thinkstock
    5/6
    I can’t go against our culture…: “I’m Bengali! You can’t take fish away from a Bengali! My baby’s got Bengali blood. It has fish, Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray woven in its DNA!”—Mishthi Das, 26, Kolkata
  • Yowoto black tea with lemon
    Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Thinkstock
    6/6
    Once you go black, you can’t go back: “YOU try puking your guts out first thing in the morning AND doing away with your shot of caffeine in the morning, then we’ll talk. I like mine black. And strong. Sorry, we’re still talking about coffee, right?"—Divya Karani, 32, Dubai
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Secret Indulgences Of Pregnant Women... Shhhh!

2013-02-21 15:23:00 +0530

Six mothers talk about the ways they indulged in forbidden behaviour during their pregnancies. What? You thought you were the only one adding wine to pasta to make it acceptable?

Cheese, chips and coffee. Time to say goodbye to your three favourite Cs as soon as the pink line appears on that little stick. Except a bite here and a sip there… When no one's looking. Sounds familiar? You're not alone

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Secret Indulgences Of Pregnant Women... Shhhh!

2013-02-21 15:23:00 +0530

Six mothers talk about the ways they indulged in forbidden behaviour during their pregnancies. What? You thought you were the only one adding wine to pasta to make it acceptable?

Cheese, chips and coffee. Time to say goodbye to your three favourite Cs as soon as the pink line appears on that little stick. Except a bite here and a sip there… When no one's looking. Sounds familiar? You're not alone

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Secret Indulgences Of Pregnant Women... Shhhh!

2013-02-21 15:23:00 +0530

Six mothers talk about the ways they indulged in forbidden behaviour during their pregnancies. What? You thought you were the only one adding wine to pasta to make it acceptable?

Cheese, chips and coffee. Time to say goodbye to your three favourite Cs as soon as the pink line appears on that little stick. Except a bite here and a sip there… When no one's looking. Sounds familiar? You're not alone

Click here to view the slideshow.